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Posted on Thu, Sep. 30, 2010 Bail set at $1 million for accused ‘Nova student killer By Peter Mucha and Bonnie L. Cook Inquirer Staff Writers Bail set at $1 million for accused ‘Nova student killer By Peter Mucha and Bonnie L. Cook Inquirer Staff Writers Bail was set at $1 million cash for a 21-year-old West Philadelphia man facing multiple charges, including vehicle theft and homicide, in the Bryn Mawr crash that took the life of one Villanova student and left another in critical condition. Kenneth Woods, 21, who was arrested at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday without incident at his home in the 4000 block of Aspen Street, professed his innocence during and after a preliminary hearing in district court. "I have no clue what's happening," he said after being advised of his rights in court. Afterward, while being led to a police vehicle, Woods wearing a bright blue Cookie Monster sweatshirt, denied any involvement. Police said Woods, who was driving with a suspended license, was identified by a palm print found in the stolen Range Rover involved in the crash and a cellphone left in the vehicle. Woods told reporters he wasn't in the Range Rover, he didn't steal it, and he wasn't the person in a picture found in the cellphone. The police said he had prior arrests, but would not elaborate. Philadephia court records show that Woods has three arrests for assault, drug possession and smoking and has only been convicted of smoking. ------------------

This character is obviously no genius but there is no denying he has cojones. "I have no clue what's happening" That's priceless. As I surmised, the dude is a druggie. Not comprehending how you can be convicted of smoking and not posession. In order to be smoking it, you have to be in posession, don't you? Obviously cut a deal. Wonder how much other stuff he's gotten away with? Mark my word, a bigtime defense attorney like Coard will be defending this character.

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As was posted earlier, this individual is innocent until proven guilty.

However, if he did it, he gets no sympathy from me and I have no prob with life in prison.

I am curious as to how he could be involved in such a horrific collision and not have scratch on him.

Additionally, the article states the cop was close enough to provide a description of the driver, but did not follow him. Was the cop driving in the opposite direction? Did the cop break off pursuit due to speed?

No doubt a souped up cop car could easily keep up with a SUV if the cop was behind the suspect and chose to pursue at a high rate of speed.

They got their suspect. Let’s make sure the cop did the right thing.

How about releasing the dash cam and any GPS? The family of the deceased deserves a complete investigation covering everything.

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I am curious as to how he could be involved in such a horrific collision and not have scratch on him.

The last thing I want to get involved in is a microanalysis. Suffice it to say that one of the myriad of pics that are floating around showed a frontal shot of the Range Rover. It is remarkable how little damage it sustained given a 100MPH crash. Also, I've read that the angle of impact has a lot to do with it among many factors. I've seen a pic of an Asian tin can crashing into a Lincoln Town Car with the LTC totally demolished and the Asian's passenger cabin intact. I can tell you from experience that it is possible to walk away from a wreck that would appear no one could have survived with barely a scratch on you.

The cop car was most likely a Crown Vic. They really don't have as much horsepower as you'd expect and a Range Rover is no slouch in the hp/speed dept. I did read that the cop car had a dashcam. No mention of GPS that I recall.

There are rumors of a second suspect. It is possible the one they're holding wasn't driving. But that isn't what he's claiming. He claims he don't know nuthin' about it. Ya sure.

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FYI, color tags (or any other HTML) won't work in blog titles.

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Yep. So I discovered. Not touching "edit". Don't feel like reconstructing my entire post.

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You should be able to safely edit as long as you stay in the rich-text editor the whole time.

And if the preview looks funny, just close the tab in your browser and try again. Smiling

 

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Thanks for the help.

I'll try the edit following your suggestion.

Far as the 'preview' goes, I've been avoiding that entirely since when I do one, that is when the editor takes over and crunches all the separate paragraphs together amongst other things. It overrides the "disable rich-text' function.

If the editing doesn't work, it will stay however it turns out. I've lost patience with WYSIWG.

UPDATE: And there it is. I did not disable rich-text. All I did was remove the HTML codes from the blog title and hit "save".

Crunched it all together.

 

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Here is a Philly Mag backgounder on Attorney Coard.

http://www.phillymag.com/articles/coard_v_coard/

I expect to see him popping up at any time.

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Press conference happenning now in Haverford Township - 2nd suspect.  I am hearing from around Bryn Mawr?  Am also hearing potential of 3rd person?  How does Wawa at 5 Points fit in?  The chatter is fast and furious, so what the heck is going on???

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“Stunning” Update from Main Line Times

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Stunning update on death of Villanova student
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There has been a stunning development in the death of the Villanova student.

Donnie Sayers, who lives in the Bryn Mawr section of Radnor Township, has been charged with the death while charges have been dropped against Kenneth Woods of Philadelphia.

I noted my concern about this in my above post.

Innocent until proven guilty, indeed. Innocent name smeared all over the internet indeed - and no thanks to the false arrest by the cops.

How about an investigation into how the HT police got a palm print from Woods off the stolen car, arrested him, and have now dropped charges? How did his palm print get there? Was Woods arrested in the past in HT, and did the HT police take a palm print of him from its files and state it came from the stolen car?

Woods could have been a passenger, and perhaps there was no wrongdoing by HT police, but if he was not a passenger, this goes beyond the pale - and I seem to being saying that all the time about our local governments.

And how about an open and honest investigation that reveals the dashcam and GPS of the cop car in regards to any pursuit?

I will being emailing Delco D.A. Green (the only D.A. in the area I respect) and the State Attorney General's Office about a complete investigation.

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“Stunning” Update from Main Line Times

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You've left me a bit confused. Your link says "Inquirer Staff Writer" yet it does in fact lead to an MLMN article.

I went to philly.com and can find nothing there. (that doesn't mean there is no article. Their "state of the art website" (in a bells and whistles sense) continuously shuffles articles all over the place. I frequently have to use the search engine to find an article that was frontpaged mere seconds prior).

So the original "CLUELESS" perp is now scot-free. I can't wait to find out how he explained away his palm print being found on the stolen vehicle and his cell phone being found inside it. He obviously told them he lent somebody his phone but the print is a little tougher to talk his way out of.

Sayers story about 'renting the car' is a familiar one. A druggie will frequently steal a car and then 'rent' it to someone for the cost of a bag of dope or an eightball. All in a day's work.

Do you honestly believe that HT police taking a palm print from it's files is not a bit over the top and is actually a realistic scenario? If you do, don't rule out a joint conspiracy between HT and the Philly PD. We already know that Philly had suspect A's prints on file from assault and drug arrests.

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Woods could have been a passenger, and perhaps there was no wrongdoing by HT police, but if he was not a passenger, this goes beyond the pale. . ..

Did or did not the Haverford Chief of Police say during a previous press conference after Woods was arrested that a Haverford policeman had given a positive identification of Woods as the driver of the stolen vehicle?

If that was reported by the Haverford Police Department, then the types of concerns that Politeia has raised already are shown to be well-founded, yes?

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Great point. The cop gave a positive ID of the driver as Woods, and charges have now been dropped - even with a palm print of Woods found in the car!?

How about a positive ID with citizens getting to view the dashcam and GPS of the police car where this cop says he did not have time to pursue the stolen car in what could have been a situation where the cop contributed to the high speeds on local roads if he did pursue and lied about it?

And why would the cop give a postive ID of someone who did not do it? Perhaps because that person would not know to refute that the cop was not pursuing him at high speeds.

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How about a positive ID with citizens getting to view the dashcam and GPS of the police car where this cop says he did not have time to pursue the stolen car in what could have been a situation where the cop contributed to the high speeds on local roads if he did pursue and lied about it?

Sayre's statement below seems to coincide with that of the police:

FROM THE MAIN LINE TIMES
In court documents, police say Sayers told investigators that on Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. an unknown man approached him in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in Bryn Mawr and offered to rent him the Land Rover. Sayers went on to tell police he paid $45 for the use of the car and that was when he drove into Philadelphia and met several people including Woods.

“Sayers stated that he was en route back to his mother’s residence in Bryn Mawr when he saw a marked patrol car on Haverford Road. Sayers stated that he accelerated thinking he was far enough away from the police car to make it back near home and abandon the car. He stated that it was at this moment when he began to think the car was stolen,” Det. Thomas Long wrote in the affidavit of probable cause.

What fascinates me out of all of that is this: He claims that it wasn't until he had encountered the police car and was fleeing, that his lightbulb lit and it dawned on him that the SUV just might be stolen.

Absolutely incredible taking into account that he also claims that he came into possession of it by 'renting' from a total stranger for 45 bucks. Yeah right. That transaction must have seemed totally legit right up until his moment of insight.

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I edited it to Main Line Times.

I don’t see a joint conspiracy, but you never know.

If Woods was not a passenger, there is no doubt it was a criminal frame-up by the police unless there is some reasonable explanation for the palm print.

From my personal experience with being Falsely Arrested and then observing the entire corrupt police/legal system in LM and Montco per this link, I have come to learn it is the same corrupt and criminal system in every county.

I always give the accused the benefit of his/her innocence, and I don’t even trust a lot of convictions I see.

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First and foremost, let me point out that I was the one who commented to Carla that someone is "ALLEGED" to have committed a crime right up until the moment they are convicted.

Secondly, I have no doubt that all too many convictions are frame-ups.

So once again, as usual, we ultimately agree. Where we differ is that I am not inclined to put the authorities under the microscope as the first order of business. You almost seem to take the position that they are assumed guilty of malfeasance in every case until they can prove themselves innocent.

I agree that all of the police dept's actions in this matter should be thoroughly reviewed AFTER the suspects in this horrific incident are rounded up and processed.

So this second thug is claiming that he 'rented' the SUV. That is not uncommon and may likely be true. (It also takes him off the hook for some aspects of the crime). Frequently, a druggie steals a vehicle and then 'rents' or 'sells' it to another, usually for the mere cost of a bag of dope or an eighball. That is how little significance such a crime has for them. All in a day's work. Gotta get high somehow.

Inquirer reporting that the Cookie Monster angel claims that he was hanging out on the corner in West Philly when someone pulled up in the Range Rover. Claims that he got in the car to help the guy work the CD player.
Well that conveniently covers his palm print being on it and maybe he dropped his cell phone in the vehicle.
Or maybe not. It doesn't jibe with his story that he has no clue what the whole thing is about nor that the cell phone isn't even his.

Point being, there is a torrent of stories and BS coming at the cops. And they are faced with the unenviable task of sorting it all out and figuring out who all was involved and who actually did what.

I've said from the start that there was no logical reason for someone to have been heading TOWARD the scene of the crime. When you commit a crime, you flee. Being at Hav. and Eagle does account for the West Philly connection. (he was headed back to Bryn Mawr from West Philly) Maybe the latest suspect went down there to buy dope. Maybe he thought he could 'sell' the SUV there. Who knows. It will be a lengthy process for the cops to sort it all out and will take time. I don't envy them.

But once it is all sorted out, THEN is the time to investigate the cops and make sure they followed correct procedures.

That's just the way I see it and while I may not agree with your opinion, I respect it.

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My position of questioning “authorities” is based on my Life Experience. This life experience does not just involve one bad cop. It involves at least ten corrupt cops and judges I had to deal with in the linked issue in both Montco and Delco (basically every one I dealt with).

Note I also don't just question everything. Only where it does not add up, whether it be this situation, webcam spying by LMSD, or my own personal experience - and I always back my views with facts. I don't throw my accusations around lightly, and I challenge you to find one where I have been wrong.

What you read in the above link of mine is pervasive, so that is where I start from. If you had been through what I had, perhaps your stance would be different.

Also, we are different in that I don’t persecute an accused (falsely accused in this case) who is innocent until proven guilty on the internet.

That’s not my style, and again, perhaps based on life experience.

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Question what you assume is true. Assumptions not only bypass complex situations but sometimes also hide the direct opposite.

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My assumptions are always based on facts, but that does not mean they are always correct.

I just told Lt. Thomas on the phone the other week that I believe most LM cops are probably good cops.

However, my instinct was that Woods did not do this. I did not post why in case I was wrong. I just posted at the start of this thread that I found it curious he had no injuries.

My assumptions on the palm print were that there was a reasonable explanation or it was planted.

My assumption on the false identification by the cop of Woods being the driver goes to a great concern, and is one reason why a lot of innocent people are locked up.

I think this is great discussion in regards to how these things happen.

All too often, we never get the government side of the story, so we have to assume based on the facts available, and numerous minds on these blogs make great points and flesh it all out.

Believe me, I learn a lot from other bloggers here, as I hope they do from me.

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Also, we are different in that I don’t persecute an accused who is innocent until proven guilty on the internet. That’s not my style,

It's not my style either, and nowhere will you find that I "persecuted" anyone, so I resent the insinuation.

I would respectfully ask that if you are going to allow your level of discourse to deterioratte into personal attacks, that you at least base them on some element of truth.

The first suspect has been released. This merely indicates that at this moment in time, in light of further developments, there is no longer probable cause sufficient to hold him on anything. Conversely, it does not mean that he had no involvement whatsover in the multiplicity of crimes committed in this incident. And that is what his claim was -that he "hasn't a clue what the whole thing is about" . He acts as though the cops descended upon him accusing him of stealing a car in Alaska or something. He has plenty of "clues", believe me. Whether or not he had any criminal involvement in this remains to be seen.

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You first made a frontpaged blog post titled “Car Thief/ Murderer CAPTURED At Home In West Philly!!!!!!!!!” and only added the “alleged” after Doug mentioned it.

You called Woods a POS and a druggie in regards to a crime he did not commit.

You stated: “For the thief/murderer the inevitable culmination of an aimless, useless existence.”

I don't doubt Woods is not an angle, but you had him tried and convicted based on an arrest that turned out to be a false arrest.

Did the cops have reason to believe Woods was involved in some way? Yes. That does not mean he did it. I prefer to question and hold accountable public figures who have the position of power to take away our freedom rather than question and hold accountable citizens who can easily be abused by the power of government until they are truly proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury of their peers.

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Update from a reliable source. I have no problem telling it like it is.

It would seem there is a reasonable explanation for the palm print, but I can’t confirm this just yet, but I trust the source.

Sayers and Woods are friends. Sayers had been to West Philly with the Range Rover and Woods was in it briefly for part of the joy ride in West Philly, but was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Thus, I was incorrect in my concern (though I consider it a valid concern), but I did not say outright the cops planted the palm print.

We still have the cop improperly identifying the driver.

This concerns me because he no doubt would have identified Woods as the driver in court, the jury would have believed it, and Woods would have gotten life in jail.

Fortunately Woods was able to tell the cops a story that exonerated him, but this tells you how easy it is to be wrongly accused and locked up for life.

Mind you, Woods was stupid to even get in the Range Rover in West Philly because no doubt he knew his friend could not afford it and that it was stolen.

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Mind you, Woods was stupid to even get in the Range Rover in West Philly because no doubt he knew his friend could not afford it and that it was stolen.

I appreciate all your commentary, but not this bit. When do you ever presume to question what kinds of cars your friends can afford?  Is that really your job? To be suspicious of everyone because they might have stolen a car? Is it your job to report suspicious acquaintances?

Some one else (not you) said somewhere that Woods was too stupid to wear gloves, that he was drunk or on drugs...  So today, even though someone else has been arrested, is Woods still "too stupid" to wear gloves? Even today we still have no more or less information than we did yesterday about how "stupid" Woods is or how much drinking or drugs he does. All this pre-judging of a guy who turned out not to have done it.

Pardon me, everyone , for my inartful commentary. I think you're all great and thoughtful people. But the blogging on this story has hit a nerve for me. I think I should now butt out.

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It sure has hit a nerve.

My statement has nothing to do with race, and I think you should know I don’t have a racist bone in my body from what you have seen me post over the years (you posted about race in the other thread on this topic).

How many car thieves (Sayers has priors for this) with long rap sheets - which would make decent employment in this economy nearly impossible - and who live in a modest apartment in the Radnor section of Bryn Mawr can afford a Range Rover?

And let me guess, Woods was supposed to believe Sayers's statement that someone “rented” him the very expensive SUV for $45?

Please don't put my one sentence in with statements of others. I questioned whether Woods did this when it crossed nobody elses mind on these blogs to think as much, I emphasized his innocence until proven guilty, and I defended him for being persecuted on this thread, but there is no doubt in my mind he knew, or at least should have been suspicious, where his friend who has priors for this got the car.

From that standpoint, it was stupid for him to get in a car he knew or should have known was stolen - or just even have been concerned in the back of his mind that it was stolen. If it gets pulled over with him in it (and he was in it in West Philly), Woods is an automatic accomplice to the auto theft and receiving stolen property and would be hauled off to jail until things are sorted out. As is, he was arrested for a murder he did not commit because ge got into the car.

I have no problem calling Woods stupid for getting into the car.

Regardless, please don't lump me in with what others have posted. I speak for myself.

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Lexo's post that you are responding to was directed toward me in a secondhand manner and he did qualify it with "(not you)".

I have no problem with what he posted about me and offer no apologies nor any retraction of the things I previously said which he was 'critiqueing'. He is entitled to his point of view such as it is.

The matter of race never entered into my thinking nor anything I said either overtly or by implication.

At the time I posted, Mr. Woods had been arrested and held for the crime based on probable cause provided by the evidence. (the palm print and the cell phone). I saw no reason to question whether or not he did it since he was charged based on probable cause. This is merely idle speculation here on the internet. Questioning and picking apart the prosecutor's case is matter to be taken up at trial and is the province of the defense attorney.

I most certainly did say that Woods was "stupid" not to wear gloves. When I said it, he was the known perpetrator. Even now that it is known that he was not, I maintain that he was stupid to touch a stolen vehicle for the exact same reason that you point out.(And if anyone believes that his buddy Sayers did not mention stealing the SUV or that Woods could figure it out for himself, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.)

Setting aside the erroneous issue of race, I did and still do maintain that this was a crime committed by a druggie. At the time I first proposed that, I had the wrong druggie, but only to the degree that he was not involved criminally in this incident in a manner for which he can be charged. He was involved by his own subsequent admission. Initially, he was posturing as though space aliens landed on his doorstep and accused him of committing a crime on the planet Tralfamador (had no clue what the whole thing was about). Eventually he figured out that just wasn't going to fly.

So let's take a further look at the stories as they stand now. Sayers 'rents' the SUV then heads to West Philly where he meets up with his friend Woods. Woods admits this but limits his involvement to just sitting in the vehicle and messing with the CD player.

Once that session wraps up, Sayers proceeds back out to Bryn Mawr via Haverford Ave. drunk on beer and stoned on PCP. So let's stop there and connect the dots.

Ask yourself why Sayers went to West Philly to begin with. Think he went down there to swap baseball cards with his buddy Woods or chat about the Eagles? Doesn't seem like rocket science to me that he went down there to cop some PCP. Then he and his buddy Woods picked up some 40s and rode around getting stoned and drinking beer. Dropped Woods back off at the corner then headed back on out to the burbs.

What do I base that on? Woods has a record with a drug arrest. Sayers has a history with drugs. If Sayers was doing PCP and drinking while he was down there, so was Woods. Granted, that last is pure speculation but it works for me.

Woods will be OK. He along with his relatives have come up with just enough of a story to cover his being in the Range Rover and leaving his print behind. The story is full of holes but it's enough that there is nothing they can charge him with.

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Hi all - see: Posted on Fri, Oct. 1, 2010 Man freed in fatal hit-run; second man charged

A Bryn Mawr man has admitted he was the driver of a stolen Range Rover SUV that rear-ended a Jetta early Wednesday morning, killing a Villanova student and injuring another student.

Donald Sayers, 30, of the 100 block of Charles Drive Bryn Mawr, surrendered to authorities Thursday night at the home of his girlfriend in Upper Darby. Police dropped all charges against Kenneth Woods, 21, of West Philadelphia who had been charged Thursday with 3rd degree murder and related offenses in connection with the crash.

Sayers was being held at the Delaware County Prison on $1 million cash bail - even as Woods was being released. Police in Haverford Township who worked the case around the clock said information provided by Woods after he was charged helped lead them to his friend Sayers.

Delaware County District Attorney Michael Green, at a press briefing this morning, expressed no remorse that authorities had initially arrested the wrong man, thansk to a palm print found in the stolen vehicle and a cell phone that purportedly contained Woods' photo. Green said Woods helped matters by telling what he knew. "Candor is so important," the prosecutor said. He did come around."

According to an affidavit of probable cause attached to the criminal complaint against Sayers, Woods told authorities he had touched the stolen Range Rover - but hadn't driven it and was not in it when the crash occurred.

Woods led police to seek Sayers at the home of his girlfriend, but he wasn't there.

The affidavit said Sayers called police at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday and said: "I am sorry for what happened, it was an accident, and I want to turn myself in.".... Sayers told officials he was the sole occupant of the SUV at the time of the crash.

He told police that at 5 p.m. Tuesday he was in a 7-11 store on County Line and Glenbrook roads in the Radnor Township section of Bryn Mawr when he was approached by a stranger who offered to rent him the SUV. Sayers told police he paid the man $45 cash and drove the car to Philadelphia, where he met up with his friend Woods - who at some point worked on wiring a CD player in the car.

Later, Sayers told police, he dropped Woods off and headed back that night towards his mother's residence in Bryn Mawr. En route - slightly after midnight Wednesday - Sayers spotted a Haverford Township patrol car that appeared interested in him, according to the affidavit. Sayers said he had consumed a 40 oz. container of beer and smoked PCP prior to the crash. Worried the patrol car would catch up to him and arrest him for drunken driving and a suspended license, he accelerated north on Haverford Road. Police said the car reached speeds of 100 m.p.h.

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100 block of David  Charles Drive is Home Properties in Bryn Mawr, correct? 5th ward in Radnor? Fronts Roberts Road too, right?  Think now that blasted 7-11 will have working security cameras inside and out? Bad things seem to happen there, huh? And 7-11 would be on the corner of the same block SUV was reported stolen in the first place and isn't that interesting?

Was just trying to place where it was...the big apartment complex...

 

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100 block of David Drive is Home Properties in Bryn Mawr, correct? 5th ward in Radnor? Fronts Roberts Road too, right?

Actually it is Charles Drive but that is right in there too. Of what significance do you find that or that it fronts on Roberts Road?

What difference does it make what Ward it is in?

Think now that blasted 7-11 will have working security cameras inside and out? Bad things seem to happen there, huh?

Good Gawd. What pray tell is the beef with the 7-11? I used to go there frequently when I lived in Garret Hill for 2 1/2 years. The owner, an Hispanic gentleman, is a nice guy and a hardworking man. I never saw anyone cause a problem in the store on on the property. The only questionable element I noticed in that general neighborhood is that there are a string of drug rehab houses on the opposite side of County Line. You see the 'recovering' druggies sitting on the porches staring into space most of the time but they don't really bother anybody.

And 7-11 would be on the corner of the same block SUV was reported stolen in the first place and isn't that interesting?

I don't see it as any more than trivia what block it was parked in. The significant, if it is a proven fact, is that the keys were irresponsibly left in the ignition. Could cause the owner big problems if there is a wrongful death suit (and there certainly should be one).

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Lots of speculation and surmise here; however, if the Haverford Township Officer picked Woods out of a photo display as the driver, it raises a number of concerns about the integrity of the investigation including the possibility that:  1) the detectives improperly suggested that the officer choose the photo of Woods since they has powerful circumstantial evidence that tied Woods to the car; or 2) the identifying officer has a hard time distinguishing between black men.  Either way there is ample cause for an investigation of the issue.  Of course, there is evidence that Woods is a liar, particularly his initial assertion that he was "never in the car".  It is also clear that some of the commentators in this blog are far from objective based on their obvious disdain for the police and judges.

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I have never denied I have distrust based on personal experience with our legal system.

Please point to how I have not been objective in my posts on this thread.

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This turn of events is a good lesson not to jump to conclusiond- Don't know if you saw this article about a teen who was held in jail for 5 months for a shooting he did not commit, because he wore a green track suit similar to the description of the suspect- fortunately a DNA test of blood on the bottom of his sneakers cleared him. That, and the fact that he had an alibi apparently the police did not believe even though it was on video tape he was shopping in a store at the time of the shooting.   This was a college bound young man who was on the right track who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time wearing the wrong color clothing  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/103840824.html

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So he was a model citizen, yet he still spent 5 months of his life in jail...

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